SDGs Kenya Forum Meeting With Kenya Parliamentarians Human Rights Association

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On the 26th April 2016, the SDGs Kenya forum meet members of the Kenya Parliamentary Human Rights Association (KEPHRA) with an aim of soliciting their support in stepping up advocacy but also technical support in development and enactment of the legislative framework necessary to make it mandatory for SDGs and Agenda 2063 to be mainstreamed in national, county and sectorial development and budgeting process infrastructures.

The chair of The Kenyan Parliamentary Human Rights Association, Hon Ken Okoth in his opening remarks and while introducing the association highlighted the following:

  • The association is made up of 15 members drawn from various political parties, regions, technical background (legal, civil society among others) gender, age groups and from a number of parliamentary committees including but not limited to: lands, implementation, justice and social affairs, public investment and education.
  • The association is 3 years old with a mission to promote human rights; implementation of the international commitments; and drafting, amending and implementation of legislations that promote human rights issues such as constitution including providing oversight over states institutions to promote and protect human rights and research and capacity development
  • The Sustainable Development Goals: The MPs welcomed the SDGs Kenya Forum engagement as SDGs speaks to all human rights issues particularly how the goals will be realized for all as they contribute to the realization of human rights such as access to health care, justice, participation, and other human rights freedoms.
  • The association would create an enabling environment to facilitate the government to act but also support the enactment of legislative frameworks.

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